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This Handbook brings together scholars from around the world in addressing the global significance of, controversies over and alternatives to intellectual property (IP) today. It brings together over fifty of the leading authors in this field across the spectrum of academic disciplines, from law, economics, geography, sociology, politics and anthropology. This volume addresses the full spectrum of IP issues including copyright, patent, trademarks and trade secrets, as well as parallel rights and novel applications. In addition to addressing the role of IP in an increasingly information based and globalized economy and culture, it also challenges the utility and viability of IP today and addresses a range of alternative futures.

Intellectual Property in Chile: Problems and Conflicts in a Developing Society
Intellectual Property in Chile: Problems and Conflicts in a Developing Society
Salvador Millaleo Hugo Cadenas
Introduction

We live in a society mediated by technology. Technology allows us to participate in various social processes and our world becomes reduced when we have no access to its benefits. For this reason, voices calling for greater inclusion in the technological means possessed within current society are felt with increasing force. A new inequality has arisen, one that differentiates between those who have access to technological resources and those without access. The problem is not only the materiality of the technology, but the way in which technology allows us access to ...

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